Clynelish 1988 ED

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Stated Age
23 years old
ES 009/04
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2012 10:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141.21

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29 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1988 ED

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. Waykid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This would be easily a 90-91 in my book if the palate could keep up with the nose. However it is really good. This one made me a true admirer and kind of a hunter for the style.
    • Nose
      Beewax and honey, butter, flower meadow, peach. Sweet, beautifully fresh waxiness, light, full and round. A kind of an old Royal Brackla, Imperial or Dallas Dhu -bourbon wood kind of style, the best nose in the style I have encountered so far. Simply delicious.
    • Taste
      Honey and beewax also here, peach and wax in the forefront. Lightish. Follows in footsteps of the nose, though the nose is clearly more pleasurable and deep.
    • Finish
      Sweetly honeyed, light and medium long. Something a little bitterish at the end: aspirin/chicory.

  2. hartist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A pretty Clynelish marked by relative austerity. I appreciate for myself.
    • Nose
      Matter, roundness and fusion for this nose composed of white and yellow fruits, honey, spices, the wax so typical of this distillery, a veil of marine freshness, and vegetable scents (herbs, flowers).
    • Taste
      The attack is powerful and spicy, a wave of wax taking over; fruity, mineral and vegetal notes are finally displayed with a subtle floral touch
    • Finish
      Persistent, with beautiful spices, remains waxy with a bit of vegetal bitterness and a subtle smoke.

  3. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant Clynelish
    • Nose
      Honey, Vanilla, Flowers, Syrup
    • Taste
      Comes in sweet with vanilla and herbs, then some peppery spices takes over and stays for quite a while
    • Finish
      Medium long, going from fading spices over to sweetness, light fruits and finally some vanilla


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